Fabric

Cherry Santa Bottle Buddy & Tree Topper

By  Susan Cousineau 

size: 14" tall

Materials

  • Felt: red, 8”x16”, two; scraps: white or cream; lime green; flesh; fuchsia
  • Fuchsia felt flowers, 1-1/4” (or cut your own from fuchsia scraps)
  • Buttons, three each: lime green, 1/2”; fuchsia
  • Lime green glass beads, 15

Tools

  • Embroidery floss: white; lime green
  • Sewing thread: lime green; fuchsia
  • Pinking shears
  • Fabric spray adhesive
  • Needles: embroidery; sewing
  • Disappearing ink pen
  • Straight pins

Pattern - Cherry Santa Bottle Buddy & Tree Topper

  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Cut two body shapes (front and back) from red felt; beard, fur trim, and mustache from white or cream felt; face from flesh felt; cheeks from fuchsia felt; three holly leaves from lime green felt.
  • 2. Using pattern as placement guide, use fabric spray adhesive to adhere beard and fur trim, face, two cheeks, mustache, and holly leaves to front of body.
  • 3. Use two strands lime green floss to blanket stitch around beard and fur trim, and face and mustache. Use two strands white floss to blanket stitch around cheeks.
  • 4. Use two strands lime green floss to make French knots at eye dots and two strands white floss to satin stitch eyebrows.
  • 5. Use two strands white floss to straight stitch around three holly leaves. Add four running stitches along center of each leaf.
  • 6. Stitch lime green beads along outer edge of beard.
  • 7. For nose, sew lime green button to face. Sew remaining buttons to bottom edge, alternating colors.
  • 8. Sew or hot glue felt flowers to center of holly leaves and top of hat.
  • 9. Pin front and back body pieces together with wrong sides facing; use pinking shears to trim bottom edge.
  • 10. Use two strands white floss to blanket stitch around edges, leaving bottom edge open.